A new indicator is presented to the reader here.
It is quite small, so that anyone can carry it in his pocket.
It is also new, I would say, for it scarcely agrees with any other in Europe.
I also believe that it is accurate, as I have tried to construct it on the basis of reason and experience.
Anders Chydenius, The National Gain (1765)
The Finnish clergyman Anders Chydenius (1729–1803) is one of the most noteworthy politicians in the Swedish realm during the eighteenth century. He is most of all remembered as an outspoken, and sometimes even fierce, defender of freedom in all areas of life.
This web site contains the principal works of Anders Chydenius, translated into English by Peter C. Hogg. The biography of Anders Chydenius and the comments and explanatory notes to the texts are written by Professor Lars Magnusson of Uppsala University.
Update in October 2018: Five more interesting writings by Chydenius translated into English
See also anders.chydenius.fi