Tyler Cowen discusses the parallels he sees between autism and the future economy.

Tyler Cowen is general director of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, co‐​author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, author of the New York Times’ “Economic Scene” column, contributor to The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and The Wilson Quarterly, and the Holbert C. Harris Chair professor of economics at George Mason University.

Economist Tyler Cowen believes that the economy of the future will be increasingly of the mind, ordering the mind’s contents in new and unique ways. In some ways, Cowen believes, we have much to learn from autistics.