Is there the best economic solution for us?
Kurdistan. Now there is disagreement as to whether this is deliberate or not deliberate. Is it because Baghdad doesn't have any spare money to send or is it because its coffers are almost empty and there is not much to send.
Deliberate or not deliberate, at the end Kurdistan is facing a serious financial challenge. The Kurdistan Regional Government has been very resourceful in generating cash. It has borrowed money, encouraged contributions from the wealthy, and chiefly sold crude oil despite the many obstacles Baghdad tried to impose.
My personal view is that Kurdistan is no longer bedfellow with the rest of Iraq. It needs to ditch this old partner and go alone. What I mean is Kurdistan independence is the only long term solution to its economic and political woes. Yes there might be a lot of opposition to the idea, it won't be easy and there will be initial animosity from the neighbouring countries but eventually they have no choice but to come to terms with the reality.
This will mean economic liberation, and the free ability of Kurdistan to sell its own crude oil to who it likes and when it likes. It doesn't take a lot of calculations to work out that it will be financially better off to do this rather than rely on Baghdad for handouts. A bold decision needs to be taken and the rest will be an economic history; the birth of a new oil rich country!