Okay, I'm going to take the action/inaction problem out of the equation - well worsen it really.
There is a ferris wheel that has stopped with two carriages on the opposite sides of the wheel. There was an earthquake and a crater opened up next to it. It is teetering and will fall into the crater soon. You are in the control booth and can turn it one way or the other. You can direct one carriage to go to the ground to let the passenger(s) off and the other will be moved to the top of the ferris wheel high up in the air. There is not enough time to do the full circle and get both carriages down. One carriage contains one person the other contains five. Your options are:
a) do nothing and allow it to fall into the crater with both carriages killing all six passengers, or
b) turn the handle to the left to bring the carriage with one passenger to the ground and lift the other carriage with five passengers higher into the air, or
c) turn the handle to the right to bring the carriage with five passengers to the ground and lift the carriage with one passenger into the air.
EASY for me - save 5