Livingston was shallow and unprepared for a discussion of his ideas. He was unable to respond to Henwood’s antagonistic questions. And he didn’t seem to pick up on the disdain and antagonism that I heard from Henwood.
Henwood, on the other hand, was unable to sharpen his inquires to bring out either fatal flaws in Livingston’s argument or draw the author into responses that would defend his ideas.
Henwood was punching down at Livingston, in contrast his with being overmatched trying to shoot holes, a few years ago, in Kathi Weeks' arguments against work
Henwood and Livingston did agree that the issue of jobs and income distribution requires a political resolution.