KEARNEY – Jason Schutt and Manuel Ozorio, both of Kearney, are winners of the JCM Paper competition at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Schutt, a sophomore majoring in information networking and telecommunications, won first place for his paper “Regulations and the American Economy: Hayekean Spontaneous Order.”
Ozorio, a senior industrial distribution major, finished second for his paper “Is the American Economy Over-Regulated?”
Schutt and Ozorio were each awarded a cash prize.
The contest was created with the intention of furthering the university community’s understanding of, and an appreciation for, free-market economics and capitalism.
Twenty-four papers were submitted to the contest, which was judged by the editorial board of the Foundation for Economic Education.
Each paper was judged based on four criteria, with the most important being that the author showed an understanding and appreciation for free-market economics and capitalism.