“I Bet You Could Sell Thousands of Them”


If there’s anything we in the United States know about economics, it’s that all you need to get rich is a stalwart work ethic and an original idea.

If you also happen to have an MBA from Stanford to help you on your way, what could possibly go wrong?

About 300 different things, explains Robert L. Strauss in a comedy of errors about trying to sell condom key chains that may or may not communicate a lot about the current state of the American dream.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →