About the book

“A unique overview of how everyone from religious leaders to cartoonists has viewed the afterlife, and why it’s all about economics at the core.  This book is informative, fun to read, and absolutely like no other.”

-Steven E. Landsburg, Ph.D., author of The Armchair Economist and More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

“Bookman takes two seemingly dissonant topics — economic studies and afterlife theory — and seamlessly blends them into a fascinating work that is clever and compelling. Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven offers the reader a wealth of interesting facts, thought-provoking sidebars and witty anecdotes about financial entanglements of the hereafter. With a range that covers everything from the role of animals in the great beyond to outsourcing the tortures of the damned, Bookman’s work is a must for anyone interested in economics, life after death or who simply craves a good read.”

-Miriam Van Scott, author of Encyclopedia of Heaven and Encyclopedia of Hell

“There probably aren’t any economists in heaven, but Milica Bookman shows that there’s plenty of economics. This wide-ranging romp puts the dismal science to the ultimate test.”

-Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., co-author of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

“Well researched and engaging, Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven? is afascinating study of afterlife beliefs from an economic perspective.”

-Rebecca Price Janney, D.Min., author of Who Goes There? A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell

“An entertaining, well-written, and informative overview of human belief in an afterlife, as seen through the lens of economics.”

-Richard Schweid, author of Hereafter, Searching for Immortality

“If economics dominates our earthly existence, it also follows us into the afterlife, argues Milica Bookman in Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven? Bookman takes readers on an entertaining tour of everything from the price of energy in hell to property rights in heaven. Drawing on extensive research across time and cultures, she shows us that we can’t escape the laws of supply and demand- even when we’re dead.”

-Sarah Murray, author of Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre, How We Dignify the Dead

“What a neat idea–teach most of the concepts of elementary microeconomics through one theme–the afterlife.  A combination of economics and a huge variety of historical and other sources, this book grabs readers’ interest and teaches them at the same time.”

-Daniel S. Hamermesh, PhD author of Economics is Everywhere