There are plenty of people that don't believe the things that Hawkins is professing. They think most of our jobs were lost "overseas" to immigrants, and just elected a narcissistic charlatan into office as a firm reinforcement of that belief.
Hawkins professing something isn't, in and of itself, admissible as any kind of evidence in evaluating their argument...but I'm going to strongly counter that it's plenty of evidence to listen to the argument in the first place. He is an accomplished intellectual, and we give him space out of civilized respect for said accomplishments. It's an insane world where Trump, or any of the god damn batman villains he's filling his cabinet with, are supposed to, somehow, be worthy of our attention or respect, given a total lack of said accomplishments. Make no mistake about it, we're certainly going to be debating their points of view, like it not. The problem with information, nowadays, isn't of evidence, but of preference and exposure. It matters - A LOT - what the actual opinions and arguments are that people are being exposed to in the first place, and this is a problem that precedes the veracity of said arguments. This is why we're stuck firmly in the fake news "make up your own facts and believe them" Trump era. People like Hawkins need to come forward with common sense arguments because we should give a shit about our intellectuals, in the public sphere.
This is because they've had a reputation of relying on reason, logic, evidence, etc. to establish arguments through the academic tradition. I disagreed with nearly every word that came out of William F. Buckley's mouth - but you can't deny that he formed coherent arguments utilizing reason, in an overall civilized manner. Nowadays, nobody but "YOU" ("you" being whoever is reading this) knows what the fuck they are talking about, and is is a total fucking idiot. That's basically "argumentation" for the modern age. It doesn't matter what a person's IQ is, bend over and take a huge rude shit right in their fucking face - because, after all, this is "YOU" we're talking about. You probably know better.