The Center for the Study of Market Alternatives (CSMA) was founded in 1976 by Caldwell, Idaho businessman Ralph Smeed for the study of political, economic and religious liberty. Now located at Northwest Nazarene University, the CSMA continues to serve as an educational resource for the exploration and promotion of these important liberties. For more information contact us at email@example.com
Economic freedom is pivotal to increased opportunity and improved quality of life for a society. It’s the freedom to choose how to produce, sell, and use your own resources, while respecting others’ rights to do the same.
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Political freedom exists when laws and government protect life, liberty, and property. It is the freedom to share in the framing and conduct of a government that recognizes all natural rights exist apart from the law and the government itself.
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The Free Man's Almanac Quote of the Day
"I am quite sure that the trouble with us has been that we have not seriously and bravely put to ourselves the question, “What is man?” or, if and when we have asked it, we have usually been content with answers too easy and too superficial. Most of us were trained to believe – and we have gone on the assumption ever since – that in order to be modern and intelligent and scholarly all that is required is to avoid asking “Why am I?” and immerse oneself in a vast detail of specialized study and in ceaseless activity. We have been so busy going ahead that we have lost any idea of where it is exactly that we are going or trying to go."
—Bernard Iddings Bell