Dr Clea Bourne is senior lecturer in promotional media at Goldsmith’s Media & Communications. She is also the author of ‘Trust, Power and Public Relations in Financial Markets’ as well as co-founder of the Heretical Finance Book Reading Group.

She foresees the inevitability of another financial crisis, while an unofficial ‘omerta’ keeps the finance industry and the corporate media silent about the true nature of the stock markets and banks. She also speaks about the inter-dependence of our politicians and financiers, highlighting the corruption that ensues, and she gives helpful pointers and advice as to where we can gleam more accurate information to get at the truth of what’s going on. This is the first of two in-depth interviews for Real Media.