Oxide Radio Show Features John Fullerton and John Bloom
May 3, 2016
Oxide, a show broadcasted on Radio Woodstock 100.1, featured John Fullerton—a long time partner and client of RSF Social Finance—and our very own John Bloom this week. The episode follows Fullerton’s journey from former Wall Street managing director to activist for a just economic and financial system. Bloom invites listeners to question their assumptions of money, and to learn about RSF’s efforts to create a financial system that is based on long-term relationships.
Excerpt from 2:54
Host: How would regenerative capitalism be different from regular capitalism?
Fullerton: The core difference between the regenerative framework and modern economics is that the regenerative framework is rooted in understanding of how systems actually work in the universe—as opposed to being rooted in an ideological belief. So we look to living systems, and try to understand how they can be applied to economics and finance. This is really a part of a major shift in our understanding of how the world works.
Excerpt from 28:12
Bloom: I should start by saying the one thing that’s not different is that we do work with money in the same way most financial institutions work. But it’s not the money itself, but rather the relationships and the people and intentions that are engaged. RSF Social Finance is committed to transforming the way the world works with money. Where we differentiate ourselves from other financial institutions is that we are committed to making every financial transaction and personal and direct and transparent as possible, and based on long-term relationships. So that’s a bit of a turn on the way that most of the financial world works where transactions are complex and opaque and anonymous, and based on short term outcomes.