Of course they say you can only calm down because FDR was great. But hey, beggers can’t be choosers (no pun)
By the way, John Steele Gordon is one of my favorite historians. Anyone who wants to know the basics of American economic history should read Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power . I will also help you putting things into perspective.
By the way: if I had money to invest, I’d buy GM. Today’s panic was idiotic.