First, i’m just an electrician, i’m overthinking this thing and it’s all just (heliocentric) bullshit.
In all the things i’ve yet heard or read about The Force Awakens, nobody mentioned the economy of Jakku.
After the Empire was beaten there, people on the planet started to dismantle the leftover wreckages from that battle and sell the parts, and now, 30 years later the whole thing the economical high point has been passed. Every neat piece has been salvaged and people are struggling for to get by, staying trapped in the hamsters wheel.
And isn’t that kind of like the world works for some people in reality?
Everybody is trying to find his Millenium Falcon.