> "Great Recession" leaves the impression the only way you can interpret current events is by franchising them out to old historic dramas.
Your remarks do nothing to indicate otherwise really.
The Great Depression isn't just a ugly soundbite. It also marks a fundemental shift in the economic regulatory regime. If you want to get into gruesome, just start talking about what happened BEFORE the Great Depression and how frequent the shenanigans were.
Some idiots want to dismantle that stuff while ignoring the historic context in which it was created to begin with.
So "Great Recession" is not such a bad term.