On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant. by David Graeber. Printed: Issue 3 The Summer Of. August 2013 Estimated Read Time: 9 minutes. John Riordan. In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century's end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There's every reason to.