“Hustle culture” has come under attack for telling people to put work at the center of one’s life, relentlessly pursuing career goals. Critics say it leads to burnout and fosters an antisocial rat race. But what exactly is “hustle culture”? Are critics right to equate being career-driven and dedicated to work as bad things? Must we choose between career and a personal life? What are the philosophic ideas behind this debate? Nikos Sotirakopoulos, Tristian de Liège, and Elan Journo discuss Ayn Rand’s philosophic views about productivity and dedication to one’s work. Recorded September 15, 2022.