The Center for the Study of Market Alternatives at NNU

On liberty...

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

The Free Man's Almanac Quote of the Day

"When the American people can courageously face up to the fact that there is no such thing as something for nothing; that there is no real security without risk; that money cannot be manipulated to produce wealth; that there is no substitute for human endeavor and individual wisdom and responsibility; then, and only then, can we bring America back to economic reality, which in turn will put our feet on the path to sound growth and true prosperity."

—Wallace E. Bennett