- Both democrats and republicans don't like that we don't make things any more. THAT is a pervasive social and political thread. Not the American exceptionalism. . Manufacturing jobs dropped by 6 million in the USA. . The USA responded with more finance, but is should have switched to open source hardware innovation to produce a historic transfer of wealth to distributed producers. Here, OSE's campus, with first class of 144 after 2021, and scaling to a new campus every year at a rate of 72 per year, would be the answer.