In Star Wars, we have a galactic civilization with seemingly simple travel and a high level of automation available.
This would seem to be sufficient for ushering in a post-scarcity economy: On a galactic level, resources should be plentiful and droids could be used to automate much of the production.
However, in much of the universe that we see, scarcity is plentiful. There are lots of scavengers. There is slavery. Even on Coruscant there seems to be plenty of poverty and want.
Has this ever been discussed in canon or in Legends?
I realize that by Episode VII the galaxy has been at war for 50 years, which could have a bearing on it, but even in Episode I and II we see signs that many people are struggling to get their basic needs met.